The Workshop

Timed to get you up to speed for the 2018  wedding season on a one day hands on workshop at a fantastic wedding venue with a bride and groom.

If you are phased by on and off camera flash, can't get your head around mixing flash and ambient, unsure of when to use TTL and manual and what the up and downsides of High Speed Sync, then this is the one for you.

The morning is a classroom based session where we will look at using camera manufactures own units as well as third party, how to trigger the units, different modifiers and the effects they can give. After a short refreshment break you will learn how to control the mix of flash and ambient light to give both natural and surreal effects. We cover manual and auto modes of the speedlights plus when to use high speed sync and the difference between high speed sync and hypersync. Finally you will learn how using a combination of white balance and gels to give highly creative results.

As well as getting the flash off camera we spend time looking at how to use on-camera flash and how this allows the wedding photographer to work smart and fast.

After a light light lunch our models will join us and we will put into practice the techniques that have been learnt during the morning.

Specific shots covered are:

Bridal preparations
Bridal Portraits inside and out
Groom portraits inside and out
Shooting inside the wedding car
The group shots
The speeches
First dance
The drama shot
Plus a load more


Times are approximate

10.00am Arrive and meet over refreshments
10.15am Introductions and overview of the day
10.30am Classroom based session
1.00pm Tour of venue, looking for light and backgrounds
1.30pm Working lunch
2.00pm Practical Shooting
3.45pm Comfort break
4.00pm Practical Shooting inc after dark in the gardens
4.45pm Review of the day


You will require a DSLR or CSC camera plus a selection of lenses that ideally cover the following focal lengths:

Full Frame: 24mm - 200mm
APS-C Crop: 35mm - 150mm
Micro 4/3: 12mm - 100mm

Don't worry if you don't have these lenses, bring what you have including primes and zooms.

You should have at least one speedlight, it is an advantage if it supports TTL. There will be Nikon and Canon speedlights available to use plus a range of third party equipment.

We will be using a mix of modifiers and triggers, if you have your own you are welcome to bring them.

Skill Level

This is an intermediate level workshop, you should be familiar with your camera and its controls. Experience with flash is not necessary.



Booking on this course confirms your agreement to the Terms and Conditions


Venue Phone: 01622 859803

Venue Website:

Sandway, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2BE, England

  • Single Admission
    February 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm